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Old 01-11-2011, 05:11 PM
ChrisBooth12 ChrisBooth12 is offline
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Does black clothing attract more hair and lint or does it just seem that way?

Is it just because it is easier to visibly see hair on a black piece of clothing or does it just appear that way? Or is it something fancy like the color black attracts more heat and somehow is more statically charged attracted more hair? So whats the straight dope?
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Old 01-11-2011, 05:15 PM
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Don't know about lint/hair, but black clothing does attract tsetse flies.
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:15 AM
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Put it this way: which would be more obvious, white dandruff on a white shirt or white dandruff on a black shirt?
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:30 AM
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For the same reason that white clothes attract more mud.
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Old 01-12-2011, 01:26 PM
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For the same reason that your average black cat will sit on your white clothes and your average light-colored cat will sit on your dark clothes.
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Old 01-13-2011, 12:42 AM
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For the same reason that your average black cat will sit on your white clothes and your average light-colored cat will sit on your dark clothes.
No, I think this is inaccurate.

Living, thinking beings can make a conscious decision where to sit, based on some logic. Even barely-thinking beings, like the tsetse flies that Chefguy mentioned, have logical reasons for preferring certain colors.

But inanimate objects like dust, hair, lint, mud, etc. have no thinking ability to decide where they go. So for them, it probably is just that we notice them more (confirmation bias).

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Old 01-13-2011, 01:05 PM
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Okay, then, for the same reason that a black and white cat's white fur will only be attracted by your black sweater and his black fur by your white sweater. Jeez. Joke anyone?
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